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Why is Sticking to a Routine Important?

Our days tend to follow a consistent pattern. We usually get up around the same time every morning, order the same style of coffee at the same shop, and wash the dishes after dinner. The routines we create for our children play a significant role in their development. Regular activities that are completed at the … Continued

Teaching Our Children Compassion

During these trying times, compassion is all the more important. We read every day about acts of violence and aggression and the challenges of putting an end to bullying in our schools. Policies and procedures are a step in the right direction, but small, personal acts of kindness can create a huge, positive impact. Tips … Continued

Summer Safety Tips

Living in Western New York, we wait a long time for the sunshine and blue skies of summer. The warmer weather is a great opportunity for fun activities such as cookouts, travel, swimming, and biking. Safe practices minimize risks and keep children happy and healthy. Here are some helpful safety tips for an enjoyable and … Continued

The Truth About Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a fairly common habit for babies, toddlers, and young children. It’s a natural reflex, and according to psychologists, mimics the soothing effects of breastfeeding. Babies have even been known to suck on a thumb or finger in the womb. When our little ones are feeling stressed, upset, sleepy, hungry, or bored, they … Continued

Are Children at Serious Risk From COVID-19?

At the end of 2019, a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) suddenly began popping up across the world. The virus shows up as flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, along with a variety of less common symptoms. The virus spreads easily, currently has no vaccine, and has proven to be more serious in some … Continued

How to Make Learning Fun For Your Children

As a parent, you want to offer your child the best possible learning opportunities. Learning doesn’t need to include a classroom setting. Your child doesn’t need to sit still. While preschool games are lots of fun, they also teach valuable life skills. Kids can enjoy playing with you or their friends and gain knowledge and … Continued

Harmful Side Effects of Overly Dry Air

When the temperature drops and it’s time to start up the heater, chapped lips and static shock are the inevitable signs of winter. However, they’re also the first signs of overly dry indoor air. Your child’s health is significantly impacted by air quality, and proper humidity levels are essential in keeping the immune system strong. … Continued

Are Naps Necessary for Children?

Daytime naps are equally as important as nighttime sleep, contributing to a child’s good health and mood. Naps are necessary to ensure young kids accumulate sufficient hours of rest throughout their childhood years. Naps provide downtime, which not only gives parents a break during the day, but aids in early childhood physical and mental development. … Continued

What to Look For in an Infant Car Seat

There was a time when we brought our newborn babies home from the hospital cradled in our arms. That first drive home was scary. Fortunately, safety measures have greatly improved. Our vehicles now have seat belts, airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and the LATCH system. The LATCH system was designed to make child-seat installation easier … Continued

Tips for Good Winter Health For Your Children

Keeping your children healthy is always a priority. As the weather turns colder, coughs, sneezing, and sniffles can become all too frequent, so it’s always a good idea to take precautions. Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter: Make sure your child is well-versed in proper hand washing techniques and cough etiquette. Teach children … Continued

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